Learn How To Apply Blacktop Sealer To All Of Your Asphalt Paved Surfaces
Have you ever wondered why it’s so important to seal asphalt blacktop? Simply put, asphalt sealer protects your blacktop from the elements (sun, heat, cold, rain, snow, and ice) and prevents it from cracking and deteriorating.
Knowing how to apply blacktop sealer can help you save thousands of dollars in costly asphalt repair and replacement costs. Want to learn how to apply blacktop sealer? Here are the basics you need to know.
Supplies for Sealcoating
First, it’s important to understand what type of asphalt sealer and equipment to use. For the best results, you’ll need a commercial grade coal tar asphalt sealer that is specifically designed for both protection and rejuvenation. At Asphalt Kingdom, you can purchase the highest quality asphalt sealer at the best price with free shipping direct to your door.
For small jobs such as driveways and small walkways, a squeegee or brush is all you’ll need to apply asphalt sealer. However, if you have large areas of blacktop such as a parking lot, you’ll need a sealcoating spray system to save time and ensure even coverage. In fact, these extremely useful systems can sealcoat a 4-car driveway in less than 15 minutes and are very easy to use.
When to Apply Asphalt Sealant
An important part of knowing how to apply blacktop sealer is determining when to seal it. Sealer can be applied once new asphalt has cured for at least 90 days. Though, ideally it’s best to wait for six to nine months before the first coat. Don’t apply blacktop sealer when it’s raining or snowing, and for the best results, temperatures should be above 50 degrees Fahrenheit during the application and for at least 24 hours afterwards.
The Sealing Process
Before sealing, you will need to clean and fill any surface cracks in your asphalt. Cracks can be cleaned with a steel brush or a screw driver. Once the dirt and vegetation have been removed, fill the cracks with cold liquid pour asphalt crack filler.
After filled cracks have hardened, you can begin applying the sealcoat. Remember to shake or mix well before application. The consistency of the liquid should resemble thick soup. Take your time and evenly apply the sealcoat. It will dry within three to four hours and will keep your asphalt looking great for up to three years.
For more information on how to apply blacktop sealer, we invite you to take the free AKPRO 4-day email asphalt maintenance course. With this course, you’ll be given all the information on what to do and how to do it. You’ll learn everything from how to prepare your driveway and repair cracks to sealcoating techniques. After taking this course, you’ll undoubtedly know how to seal blacktop and how to protect your asphalt investment for many years to come.